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Trainee Reporter, Weston-super-Mare

Brand: Weston, Worle & Somerset Mercury

Location: Weston-super-Mare

Closing date: April 25, 2019

Download: Job Description & Person Spec

Download: Application Form - Word

Download: Application Form - PDF

Are you an ambitious and committed journalist looking for a first newsroom position?

Located just south of Bristol in Weston-super-Mare, Archant’s Somerset newsroom is home to the much-loved local titles Weston Mercury and North Somerset Times.

We are looking for a talented and enthusiastic reporter to join the team. NCTJ preliminary qualifications – including 100wpm shorthand – and a driving licence are essential, while knowledge of the patch would be an advantage.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a passion for community life, a desire to get to the heart of patch issues and a keen eye for detail; all alongside the ability to produce exclusive and accurate multi-media news and feature content to engage print and online audiences.

In return we offer a competitive salary, and excellent benefits including full 25 days paid holiday plus bank holidays, Cycle to Work scheme, Archant Gold – matched charity fundraising, Give As You Earn – tax-free charity giving scheme, ongoing training and personal performance reviews.

If you have any questions about the role, or to apply, email your completed application, along with your CV, to Somerset Editor Tom Wright at by 25th April 2019.

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